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JUNE 2001

Special Focus


  • Brazil sustains period of expansion

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    Discussion of exploration, development and production, focusing on licensing, plus interview with ANP director and review of the P-36 incident
  • Factors affecting performance of crude oil wax-control additives

    J. S. Manka and K. L. Ziegler
    How lab studies defined application procedures that can reduce effectiveness of pour-point depressants on field crudes, and what can be done about it
  • Imaging through gas clouds with converted waves

    B. Cafarelli, E. Madtson and J. Nahm
    How four-component, seafloor seismic data produced much better reservoir images and new-prospect identification in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico' s Donald field
  • Using gas chimneys as an exploration tool

    F. Aminzadeh, P. de Groot, T. Berge and G. Valenti
    Part 2 - Two international field case histories that used principles of gas chimney identification and interpretation developed in Part 1 are presented


  • Editorial comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    It' s hard to convince most people that we' re simply running out of energy
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    Policies and plans for Venezuela and Norway clarified in recent conferences
  • International Politics

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor
    Oil demand forecasts by EIA and IEA appear unrealistic and unattainable
  • What's happening in drilling

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Survey results reveal contractors' / service companies' five greatest concerns
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Potential offerings of two communication firms; Big offshore discoveries
  • What's happening in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Another try at “mining" oil; New wastewater treatment; Two new robots coming
  • What's happening offshore

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    OTC 2001 update; New Gulf of Mexico fab yard; Strong FPS market forecast

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  Company News  Apache Corp. closed its acquisition of Repsol YPF assets in Egypt’s Western Desert and with partner Shell Overseas Hold

  • Industry at a glance

    June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  Industry Stats     International

  • Looking ahead

    June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  Looking Ahead  Oil price firms as OPEC output policy appears steady. At press time, oil prices remained firm, bolstered by a strong gasoline

  • Oil country hot line

    June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  Hot Line  Second Kazakh well confirms giant find Eyed as a hotspot that may eventually rival the world’s top producers, Kaz

  • People in industry

    June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  People  The new management structure of Ramco Energy’s oil and gas division includes Steve Remp, chairman and CEO; Michael

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